Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih delivered today’s Friday sermon from Baitul Futuh. He gave a discourse on the subject of gratefulness and highlighted the positive responses received from various dignitaries and other attendees of the European Parliament address, and two other events held in Germany.
In this day and age it is only the Ahmadiyya Muslim community that has the honour of taking the true message of Islam to the world. We should be most grateful that we experience this privilege as we endeavour to take the mission of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) forward.
The address by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih to the European Parliament in Brussels was extremely well received. A press conference was also held at this occasion which received wide coverage. The UK Jama’at had played a good role in organising the European Parliament event although the main organisers were some European parliamentarians. Many misconceptions about Islam were removed through the event.
During Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih’s trip to Germany an event was held in Hamburg to mark extension of an existing Jama’at building whereby minarets were added to it. Many local dignitaries came to this event. The other event was the inauguration of the new building of Jamia in Germany. This too was well attended. Two mosques were also inaugurated. On the inauguration of one of these mosques a neighbouring couple came and personally congratulated Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih and gave him a gift. During the planning of this mosque this couple was most vociferous in their opposition. However, with passage of time their misgivings were removed and when they attended the inauguration ceremony and listened to Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih’s address their hearts were further softened.
Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih highlighted the impressions of some of the guests at the European Parliament address. A Bishop who had come from Switzerland said that the words of the address were mesmerising. While they were enunciated softly, the words carried power and majesty. He said he had not seen a courageous man like Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih. A Muslim member of Belgian parliament said that the address was something to be proud of for all the Muslims and added that the Khalifa had caused exaltation to them. A representative of the Belgian interior ministry said the address had moved and inspired everyone. MEP Godfrey Bloom said that the Khalifa’s address had given everyone light. A representative of the French government Mr. Eric said that the address had a lot of guidance for France. A Spanish parliamentarian said that she completely supported the viewpoints expounded in the address. Another delegate from Spain said that according to the Khalifa the significance of religion is to increase love. Mr. Santiago, a university professor of law who has written books on Islam expressed his gratefulness to God for having met everyone at the event. He said he was a spiritual person and he had not seen an ambience as spiritual as one at the European Parliament address for a very long time. A lawyer from Spain said that she had been told by her Ahmadi host that the experience would be matchless and he was proven right. She said the endeavours of Ahmadiyya community will definitely bear fruit.
A professor from Malta, who is from the Green Party there, said that the organisation of the event was excellent. The professor said that the Khalifa’s speech reflective global peace. A TV producer from Malta, who had been introduced to the Jama’at via the recent leaflet scheme, said that the services of the Jama’at for the establishment of peace are most valuable and said that after meeting him he found that Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih exceeded all expectations based on what he had heard about him. A European member of the Church of Scientology said that the Khalifa had given everyone a message to work for peace. A deputy mayor from France said the address of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih was great. A university professor from France said that he felt fortunate to attend the event under the leadership of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih and called him a true standard bearer of peace.